Yesterday was an okay-ish day at school for #1 Son, but the afternoon and evening at home with me were not.
We had a disagreement which escalated through miscommunication (and a hefty dose of TT distraction) and ended with him hiding and having a full meltdown.
It was hard and painful and upsetting for us both. I ended up sobbing (but I made darn sure he did not see – he doesn’t need that on top of everything else)
It’s hard when your baby tells you he doesn’t want to love you anymore.
Today, not great at school (I now get emails from his teacher when she feels an update warranted). We have however received notification of the first meeting (I’m not optimistic enough to believe it will be the only one) of Special Educational Need provision – 05 December.
That seems a long time away, but it does give us time to see the doctors and get that side of the process going too.
I finished his room:
Well mostly, the remaining boxes contain games, DVDs or garage stuff so won’t be unpacked until our final storage solutions are in place. But not bad for a day’s work.
They are capable of playing with each other without killing each other occasionally:
Sadly, the idea of putting TT into nursery one day a week has had to be put on hold for the foreseeable.
The only practical nursery setting a. only allows for a minimum 2 days per week and b. is fully booked and has a waiting list stretching to next summer! 🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀
While this is incredibly disheartening, it also gives me an idea of our realistic options, so I plan to get her on the waiting list as soon as my work permit is granted.
I won’t be looking for a job until #1 Son is more settled. I cannot add more stress to him right now and that level of change could be disastrous for him at themoment.
Wednesday he decided to start practicing his makeup artistry skills:
Apparently it’s just amazing what you can do with markers these days dahlink 😂🤣
And on Thursday he had a brilliant day:
I was (and am) so darn proud. He says he earned it for being great at lunchtime, which is a trigger point for him.
Apparently he felt that Friday went less well, and he did leave his class a few times without telling the teacher. But he is apparently building a hideaway of some kind in the classroom next door which is helping so it’s a work in progress.
Thursday was also the Fall Gathering for parents of Kindergarteners and parents of children new to Melrose.
So we fit on both counts.
I even tried to not embarrass my kids by dressing up a wee bit:
I was informed by my daughter that it was “pitty” even though there is a distinct lack of cats or unicorns 😂🤣
There was pizza and games and loads of his classmates. It was really fun.
TT made friends, danced a lot and gave me a heart attack. I kept an eye on her constantly, but I turned around to answer a question and she was gone – she had headed over to the pizza table in a blink of an eye. Panic didn’t cover it!!!
#1 Son had fun, though did get a bit overwhelmed.
They even played together a little:
In TT news, she turned 21 months yesterday and prior to this immense milestone has learned to jump properly, can identify the colour yellow and did her first ever poo on the potty.
She’s growing up.
Also embracing her inner cat 😂🤣
Today we have gone out for lunch after the hus-creature spent the morning assembling (yet more) Ikea furniture.
As a brief aside, he loathes Ikea, but they redeemed themselves by selling giant cuddly sharks.
Yes, the shark is bigger than the toddler 😂🤣
And no, daddy did not forget #1 Son
I am planning on Sharpie-ing a big A on the label of hers!!!!
So TT’s room now contains all relevant furniture and so this afternoon and tomorrow The Great Toy Unpacking ™ will commence.
Standby for much swearing and possible weepage.
So today’s lunch was not at a fast food joint. It is possible to get sick of burgers and chips.
I had this:
I have been craving a jacket potato and this was perfect.
Well except for TT stealing the choice bits. Well at least she ate something?
I have started my Mystery Knit Along and am up to Row 3.